Time for a new roof here. The roof I have is a double layer. My
parents had that done about 20 years ago. I can remember water coming
in at the fireplace when it rained. I thought the rain was coming in
from the chimney, but it turn out that the leak was where the chimney
meet the roof. Since the plywood of the roof was not replaced at the
time, I would like to have the plywood replaced at least at that spot
on the house. It doesn't leak now, but the insurance company has
noted the age of the roof and advised me to have it replaced.
What I am afraid of is what kind of rotting may have happened before
the roof was recovered. How would something like that be handled when
I get bids?
When my roof was done a few years ago due to hail damage, the
contractor said any decking that needed replaced would cost $2 per
square foot, parts & labor. Not covered by insurance. Mine needed
about 2 4x8 sheets replaced from old leaks. $90 total
Are you talking about the plywood or the rafters below the plywood?
If the first, it will be like Retired says below. If the second, you'll
have to ask him about it before he starts the job. I suppose he'll want
to go into the attic and see how much damage there is.
Have you gone into the attic to see how much damage there is? If
there's no floor be careful you don't fall through the downstairs
ceiling. In my case, despite living with a leaking roof for a few
months, there was no real damage in the attic, only a sheet of damaged
sheetrock on the 2nd floor ceiling.
4x82x2 sheets d square feet x $2/sq ft = 128. But he only charged
you 90?? Oh, "about" two. Didn't think he'd put down part of a
sheet, or if that is what you needed, charge you for only part of a
I wanted my townhouse and the one next door to get matching roofs, and
we saved a little money also by getting them at the same time. I was
up on the roof when the roofer, recommended by two neighbors and my
girlfriend, pointed out to be plywood he thought should be replaced, one
or two sheets, and a couple other sheets that were just rotting a little
bit at the corner. For those, he took some "tin" and nailed it over the
corner, substantially bigger areas than the rotting parts. Seemed to
me like the right way to do it.
Same thing for my next door neighbor. My neighbor moved, his
replacement moved, and his replacement was moving. and the home
inspector said his roof was leaking and needed some new plywood. I'd
think he was lying, except my neighbor and his wife ageed the roof was
leaking. I can't imagine how since I was also on the roof after all
the shingling was done and it looked just fine.
What did I miss?
Later today I want to clean a clogged spot in my gutter so I may be able
tosee where it was reroofed. (The front of hte house, I can see the roof
from the ground, but not the back of the house.)
I think it varies from $2 to 5$ per square feet depends on that what
type of material you want? and how much complicated the work is?
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